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Austin Taylor Named to Represent Canada at 2019 Worlds

Congratulations to Team Manitoba Archer Austin Taylor on being selected to Team Canada for the 2019 World Archery Championships( Archery2019) in S-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. The event will take place from June 10 – 16, 2019. If Austin accepts the spot, it will be his first Outdoor Senior World Championships. In the past year, Austin has been named to three additional National Teams that competed at the 2017 World Youth Championships in Rosario, Argentina, the 2018 Salt Lake City World Cup and the 2018 World Indoor Championships in Yankton, North Dakota, were he earned a bronze medal in the Men’s Team Event.

To view the full posting by Archery Canada, please visit: http://archerycanada.ca/en/compound/team-selection-2019-wa-senior-world-championships-compound-team

For more information on the 2019 World Archery Championships, please visit: https://www.archery2019.com/Archery/goto20.aspx

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Notice of 2018 Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting 

The ABAM 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday November 24, 2017 in Winnipeg, MB (specific location TBA).

The Annual General Meeting will take place prior to the 2018 Awards Banquet at 4:00 PM.

All members are welcome and encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting.

Executive Committee Positions that will be up for election are as follows, Please click the position above to be download the position description:

Please click the position above to be download the position description.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER NOMINATION FORM

Minutes from the 2017 Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting Agenda- Coming Soon

Please RSVP attendance at the meeting in person or via teleconference by Friday November 9, 2018. Please note, the deadline to submit agenda items or motions is November 2, 2018.

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2018 ABAM Awards Nominations & Banquet

The ABAM 2018 Annual Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday November 24, 2018 at 5:00 PM, following the Annual General Meeting. The event will be hosted in Winnipeg, with a specific location to be announced soon. In addition to the location announcement, a detailed evening schedule, meal option and ticket cost will be announced.

2018 was another great year for Archery in Manitoba, with many notable performances on the national stage, great local events, and well attended learn to shoot and development programs! We ask that our members and partner clubs recognize all the hard work that made the past year possible, whether it be an athlete, coach or volunteer. Please consider nominating a fellow member for their contribution or achievements this past year!

Annual Awards 

The following awards are currently open for nomination:

Target Archer of the Year: In recognition of the Manitoba Archer with the most outstanding achievement(s) in provincial, national or international Target Archery in the past year.

3D Archer of the Year: In recognition of the Manitoba Archer with the most outstanding achievement(s) in provincial, national or international 3D Archery in the past year.

Rising Star Award: In recognition of the Manitoba Youth Archer (Cadet & under) with the most outstanding achievement(s) in provincial, national or international archery in the past year.

Coach of the Year Award: Awarded to the Coach who has contributed the most to developing archery in the province of Manitoba during the previous year.

Volunteer of the Year: Awarded to the volunteer who has contributed the most to developing archery with in the province of Manitoba during the previous year.

To nominate a fellow member for one the above listed awards, please download the Award Nomination Form below and submit via email to info@abam.ca no later than Friday November 2nd.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AWARD NOMINATION FORM

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ABAM names Avril Hatherell as 2019 Canada Winter Games Team Manager

The Archers & Bowhunters Association of Manitoba is pleased to announce that Avril Hatherell has accepted the position of Team Manitoba Manager for 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alberta, taking place February 23 – March 2. The naming of Hatherell adds significant  experience and depth to our 2019 Canada Winter Games Program. Hatherell has began work with Program Coach Duncan Crawford effective October 1st, with a priority on solidifying program plans leading into the final months before the games.

As an athlete of two previous Canada Games Teams (2003/2007) and a World Youth Championship Team (2002), in addition to recent involvement coaching Manitoba Provincial Team Athletes , Avril has gained the necessary experience and demonstrated her ability to help push Team Manitoba’s performance to the podium in 2019.

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Canada Winter Games Team Selection Document Amendment

On October 4, 2018, the ABAM Executive Committee approved a motion to amend the ABAM Canada Winter Games Team Selection Criteria Document v1.8. The amendment has been made due to the confirmation that compound 40cm vertical triple and recurve 40cm vertical triple faces will be used at the Canada Winter Games Archery Event. The rational for the amendment is to ensure all 2019 Canada Winter Games age eligible athletes qualify using the appropriate target and are capable of performing at the highest level necessary for the Archery Event.

The amendment is to Item 5.B Team Selection Procedures -> Criteria. The amendment to this section is as follows:

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5) TEAM SELECTION PROCEDURES

A) PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVE
The objective of the team selection process is: Select athletes with a reasonable probability of finishing in the top half of the men’s and women’s competition.

B) CRITERIA
The following specific criteria will be used for the selection of archery athletes to compete at the 2019 Canada Winter Games:

  • 1. Archers must participate in all Training & Competitions as outlined by the Archers & Bowhunters
    Association of Manitoba.
  • 2. Archers must shoot and submit scores for a minimum of Five (5) Registered (AC and/or World Archery or other World Archery member national associations (e.g. USA Archery) 18M indoor rounds between January 19, 2018 and December 3, 2018 to obtain a ranking score.
  • 3. Ranking scores must have been shot in the Compound or Recurve division in the Cadet or Junior age categories.
  • 4. It is the archer’s sole responsibility to submit qualifying scores from outside Manitoba to the ABAM Office in a timely manner. A list of archers with submitted qualifying scores will be posted on the ABAM website as they are received.

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5) TEAM SELECTION PROCEDURES

A) PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVE
The objective of the team selection process is: Select athletes with a reasonable probability of finishing in the top half of the men’s and women’s competition.

B) CRITERIA

The following specific criteria will be used for the selection of archery athletes to compete at the 2019 Canada Winter Games:

  • 1. Archers must participate in all Training & Competitions as outlined by the Archers & Bowhunters
    Association of Manitoba.
  • 2. Archers must shoot and submit scores for a minimum of Five (5) Registered (AC and/or World Archery or other World Archery member national associations (e.g. USA Archery) 18M indoor rounds between January 19, 2018 and December 3, 2018 to obtain a ranking score.
  • 3. Ranking scores must have been shot in the Compound or Recurve division.
  • 4. Ranking Scores must be shot on compound 40cm vertical triple and recurve 40cm vertical triple faces.
  • 5. It is the archer’s sole responsibility to submit qualifying scores from outside Manitoba to the ABAM Office in a timely manner. A list of archers with submitted qualifying scores will be posted on the ABAM website as they are received.

 

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National Coaches Week

(Shown in photo above: Mike Fox)

September 22 – 30 was The Coaching Association of Canada’s “National Coaches Week”. National Coaches Week is a week to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada.  National Coaches week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by simply saying #ThanksCoach. Through out the week Archery Canada in partnership with provincial archery organizations and affiliated clubs recognized coaches from across the country making an impact on our sport.

The Archers & Bowhunters Association of Manitoba is proud to have two of our local coaches highlighted during the week. Our recognized coaches were, Joanna Lachance, a member of the ABAM Executive Committee in the role of Vice President Athlete Development & Coach at the Heights Archery Academy. As well as, Mike Fox, also a member of the ABAM Executive Committee, President and Head Coach of the Selkirk Archers & Bowhunters Club and a recent Regional Head Coach at the 2018 Manitoba Winter Games. Congratulations to Joanna and Mike on being nationally recognized for their hard work and dedication to coaching archery in Manitoba!

Below are the posts from the Archery Canada Facebook account, submitted by athletes that work with our Manitoba Coaches.

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(Shown in photo left to right: Joanna Lachance (Team Manager) with athlete Jessie Major at the 2015 Canada Winter Games)

Athlete Name: Hailee MacDonald
Coaches Name: Joanna Lachance
Province: Manitoba
PTSO: ABAM

Q. What does your coach do that makes him/her a great coach?

Joanna is great because she goes above and beyond to make sure I get all the help I need and she’s there whenever I have questions.

Q. What is an important skill your coach has that makes them a good coach?

An important skill my coach has is that she understands me and knows how I learn. She does everything she can to make sure I know exactly what I’m doing wrong so I can can fix it and improve as quick as possible.

Q. Why do you want to say “thanks, coach”?

I’d like to thank Joanna for always being there and encouraging me to go as far as I can with archery. She’s been very patient and has helped me with everything she’s can. Joanna has encouraged me to try new things including shooting outdoors and improving my shot. I wouldn’t be where I am today if she hadn’t helped me in the beginning.

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Athlete Name:Ryder
Coach Name:Mike Fox
Province: Manitoba 
PTSO: ABAM


Q: What does your coach do that makes him/her a great coach?
1. Mike makes learning archery fun. He’s easy to talk to and ask questions. I always look forward to shooting with him.
His positive energy. Mike always comes to the range in a good mood and encourages us.

Q. Write a memory/story about your coach.
2. I remember when we were at the Manitoba Games, I was feeling really nervous. Mike noticed and knew how to calm me down and keep me focused.

Q: Pick 3 words that describe your coach.
4. Cheerful, hard working, knowledgeable

Q. Other than the sport they coach you in, what sport would you like to watch your coach try?
6. I’d like to see Mike try skating or hockey.
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Q. 8. Why do you want to say “thanks, coach”?
I want to thank Mike because he works really hard setting up events and planning fun shoots for our club. He’s taught me a lot about archery and is helping me improve my shooting.

 

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Manitoba archers bring 12 medals home from national championship

(Shown in photo above: front row – left to right: Tryston Scrivener, Tom Comberbach (National Judge Candidate), Nattasha Shpak, Sloane Scrivener, Chyler Sanders, Michael Oneschuk (National Judge). Back row – left to right: Avril Hatherell (Coach), Bryanne Lameg, Brady Klassen, Keenan Brown, Austin Taylor, Robbie Comberbach, Simon Potrebka, Kelly Taylor, Kyle Cherniak & Ryan Cherniak.)

Aug. 12, 2018

TRURO, N.S. — Ten archers representing Manitoba earned 12 podium spots at the Canadian National Archery Championship Aug. 8 to 12, and Team Manitoba won the coveted Fred Usher Cup for a second year in a row and for the third year of the past four.

Earning double gold (in target and field) was Austin Taylor, 18, of Winnipeg. Taylor’s 410 in field set the national record, besting the previous record by 10 points. Robbie Comberbach, 16, also of Winnipeg, earned a gold medal in field and a silver medal in target.

Brady Klassen, 16, of Winnipeg, earned a gold medal in target, as did Bryanne Lameg, another Winnipegger who is now on her way to Colombia to compete for a spot at the 2019 Pan Am Games in Peru.

Chyler Sanders and Nattasha Shpak, both 14 and both from Winnipeg, earned silver and bronze in target respectively, while Simon Potrebka and Keenan Brown won bronze in their respective target categories. Ryan Cherniak, 14, won bronze in target.

In the Canadian Open Match play elimination event, Pre Cub Compound shooter, Tryston Scrivener placed 3rd in his first time competing in the Cub Open Category. Kelly Taylor, also of Winnipeg, earned a bronze medal in field.

Austin Taylor and Potrebka shoot in the junior man, compound category, while Comberbach, Klassen, Kyle Cherniak  & Ryan Cherniak shoot in the cadet man, compound category. Sloan Scrivener shoot in the cub male compound category.  Sanders and Shpak shoot in the cub women compound category and Brown shoots in the compound men category. Kelly Taylor shoots in the master men compound category.  Bryanne Lameg shoots junior women compound category

Austin Taylor is Canada’s No. 1-ranked junior male archer — and second among men overall — while Comberbach and Klassen are ranked Nos. 1 and 2 respectively among cadet male archers.

Outdoor target archery consists of two days of shooting, each day featuring 12 rounds of six arrows each with a maximum score per arrow of 10 points, or 720 overall. Field archery consists of shooting three arrows at each of 24 targets set at varying distances with a maximum score of six points per arrow or 432 overall.

The Fred Usher Cup is a showdown of the provinces, and each match features four ends of six arrows per team (two arrows per archer) shot at a distance of 70 metres. Team Manitoba — Klassen, Austin Taylor and Comberbach — defeated key rival Alberta in their first match, and then defeated Newfoundland and Saskatchewan for the victory.

 

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East Coast Training Camp & ‘Mari-‘Toba’ Cup

 August 6, 2018

Ahead of the 2018 Canadian Archery Championships in Truro, NS,  Team Manitoba Canada Winter Games Coach Duncan Crawford and Manitoba Coach Avril Hatherell planned and facilitated a multi-province training camp in Truro, NS. The Archers & Bowhunters Association of Manitoba would like to thank Duncan, Avril and our volunteer support. As well as our team and the athletes from several other provinces that made this great training camp possible! Coach Duncan Crawford offered up his take on the week below:

“It started out (months ago) planning a Team MB training camp and it ended up including archers from Manitoba, PEI, NS, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and B.C. We ended up joining forces with the TOP camp going on with Marc D. Gagnonfor a registered 720 this morning. With 20 archers, we then held the ‘Mari-‘Toba’ Cup. A round robin match play that became a ‘beat the heat’ endurance game. Long story short, on the women’s side, hardware went toNattasha (3rd – MB), Macy Shaddick (2nd – PE), and Kristen Arsenault (1st – PE). Men’s side went to Keegan (3rd – PE), Kolby (2nd – NS), and Austin T (1st – MB). It should be noted that Austin Taylor (MB) and Kolby Boutilier (NS) went undefeated in each of their respective pools. It came down to a 1 arrow Shootoff with both shooting 10’s!! Austin edged Kolby for the Win.

It was a day of focus, adversity, spirit, and triumph. I was grateful to be a part of it.

I apologize for omissions, but here go the thank-you’s. St. Mary’s Archery Club, Chad HarpellGayle Marie Caudle-TurnbullIan MillicanAustin Ellis – set up, target toting, etc. To Darlene Cherniak, Vickie Oneschuk, and Team MB for hosting this shoot and organizing lunch. To Kevin Arsenault for judging, assists go to Mike O, and Marc. To the parents for setting up tents, administering sunscreen, keeping athletes hydrated, finding arrows, cleanup, and generally making my life easier. To Avril H for coaching with me. To Ryan Van Berkel and ABAM for supporting this project from inception. Special thanks to my PEI archery family who continue to support us and me in everything we do.

On the field today, we had 5 National Team archers (25%!), future olympians, World Cup archers, recurves, compound, all shooting in harmony, mixed match play, and a boat load of positive energy. It was an example of what all archery in Canada should be – mutually inclusive, fun, performance based, and VERY competitive.

Again, thank-you one ad all. Please tag anyone who had a hand in this event.

Sincerely,

Duncan”

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Team Manitoba Wins 2018 Fred Usher Cup

(Team Manitoba Fred Usher Cup Winners being presented the cup by Archery Canada Board Member Aaron Bull from left to right – Robbie Comberbach, Austin Taylor & Brady Klassen)

August 9, 2018 – Truro, Nova Scotia

Team Manitoba Archers Austin Taylor, Brady Klassen and Robbie Comberbach made up the 2018 Fred Usher Cup team for Manitoba that finished 1st in the event earlier today at the 2018 Canadian Archery Championships. After a first round bye, the team went on to eliminate Alberta and Newfoundland before meeting Saskatchewan in the finals. Team Manitoba took top prize, the Fred Usher Cup for the third time in four years as they defeated Team Saskatchewan 220 – 179. Congratulations and thank you to all the Team Manitoba members and parents for supporting our archers as they brought home the cup again.

 

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Team Manitoba hits podium at 2018 Canadian 3D Championship

 

(Shown above: Team Manitoba Shooter Curtis Braun after placing 3rd in the Compound Fixed Pin Senior Male Category)

 

August 9, 2018 – Truro, Nova Scotia

Manitoba had a strong contingent of 3D shooters attend the 2018 Canadian 3D Championships in Truro, Nova Scotia this past weekend. Team Members Cornelia Squirra, Curtis Braun, Francois Squirra, Miles Towle, Robert Foster, Stella Braun, & Taylor Laffin competed and medalled in a variety of categories. Joining Team Manitoba were Shooters, Leon Laffin, Alex & Patrick Perron, and Petra & Robin Squirra, as well Manitoba 3D Representative Russ Danielson and Archery Canada Board Member and Vice President 3D Programs Aaron Bull were in attendance. Following a fantastic event and great performances by our archers, the Manitoba specific results are as follows:

Alex Perron Compound Cadet Male 4th
Cornelia Squirra Longbow Senior Female 3rd
Curtis Braun Compound Fixed Pins Senior Male 3rd
Francois Squirra Longbow Senior Male 9th
Leon Laffin Compound Unlimited Male 26th
Miles Towle Longbow Senior Male 11th
Partick Perron Compound Unlimited Male 30th
Petra Squirra Longbow Senior Female 6th
Robin Squirra Traditonal Pre Cub Female 1st
Robert Foster Compound Unlimited Male 28th
Russ Danielson Compound Unlimited Male 18th
Stella Braun Compound Fixed Pins Senior Female 2nd
Taylor Laffin Compound Cadet Female 4th

 

 

 

 

For a full listing of the results, please visit: http://www.fca.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/tourneyresults/files/3d_championships_-_final_scores_aug_3-6_2018.pdf